MICA Medical Foundation

MICA Medical Foundation was founded in 2014 to support physician education and training, medical care delivery research, and improved patient outcomes in the communities we serve, consistent with MICA’s core mission and values.

Is Your Program Eligible for Funding?

To be eligible for grant funding, programs and initiatives must focus on improving patient safety, quality of care, reducing medical errors, and/or physician education and training.

Organizations seeking funding must qualify as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Activities must have a primary impact in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and/or Utah, and are typically centered on:

  • The education and training of physicians
  • Development, implementation, or changes in health care-related systems, tools, and processes that improve outcomes
  • Pilot programs designed to improve medicine

MICA Medical Foundation does NOT fund the following:

  • Political organizations, campaigns and lobbying efforts
  • Religious organizations
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Societies and fraternal organizations
  • Telephone solicitation
  • Construction or repair of facilities
  • Capital campaigns
  • Projects that benefit individual applicants or serve a limited audience
MICA Medical Foundation Programs

Residency Program Grant
MICA Medical Foundation partnered with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in support of an additional resident slot for the Obstetrics and Gynecology training program. The grant is supporting the need of additional physicians in the community by providing four years of training to a recent medical school graduate entering into the residency program.

The selected resident is Dr. Meisje Burton, a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix
Press Release from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Scholastic Achievement Programs
MICA Medical Foundation works with the University of Arizona, AT Still University, Midwestern University, and University of Arizona – Phoenix, to provide scholastic achievement awards for medical students. The prestigious Robert F. Crawford Scholastic Achievement Award goes to the top-ranked medical student in each program.

MICA Medical Foundation and Maricopa County Medical Society Medical Student Essay Program
MMF and MCMS have co-sponsored an essay program for medical students to write about emerging topics in healthcare.  One essay from the four Maricopa County medical schools will be chosen by each university, and the winner will receive an award of $2,500.

Foundation Board Members and Staff

Meet the Board members who select grant recipients and our staff who run the program.

Board Members:

  • Amy A. Silverthorn, M.D., Chairperson
  • Steven P. Matteucci, J.D.
  • Karen J. Nichols, D.O.

Staff:

  • James F. Carland III, M.D., President
  • Julie A. Ritzman, Vice President
  • Ronald E. Malpiedi, Secretary
  • Edward G. Marley, Treasurer

For more information about MICA Medical Foundation, please contact:

Julie A. Ritzman
Vice President
602.808.2133